Anne Brontë

(7 January 1820 – 28 May 1849 / Thornton, West Riding of Yorkshire, England)

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Poem by Anne Brontë

How brightly glistening in the sun
The woodland ivy plays!
While yonder beeches from their barks
Reflect his silver rays.
That sun surveys a lovely scene
From softly smiling skies;
And wildly through unnumbered trees
The wind of winter sighs:

Now loud, it thunders o'er my head,
And now in distance dies.
But give me back my barren hills
Where colder breezes rise;

Where scarce the scattered, stunted trees
Can yield an answering swell,
But where a wilderness of heath
Returns the sound as well.

For yonder garden, fair and wide,
With groves of evergreen,
Long winding walks, and borders trim,
And velvet lawns between;

Restore to me that little spot,
With grey walls compassed round,
Where knotted grass neglected lies,
And weeds usurp the ground.

Though all around this mansion high
Invites the foot to roam,
And though its halls are fair within --
Oh, give me back my HOME!

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Comments about Home by Anne Brontë

  • A person (3/29/2020 7:03:00 AM)

    Cool poem. Its nice.(Report)Reply

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  • Subhas Chandra ChakraSubhas Chandra Chakra (3/30/2018 5:44:00 AM)

    Yes often, our earthly, mundane home is more pleasant and cosy than the theoretically celestial, spiritual homes.
    Loved the poem so so much.(Report)Reply

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  • Ruta MohapatraRuta Mohapatra (9/22/2017 12:20:00 PM)

    Such beautiful description and haunting lines!(Report)Reply

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  • Ann Martin (6/7/2017 10:31:00 PM)

    And though its halls are fair within -
    Oh give me back my home! !

    The Best Lines in the poem.....(Report)Reply

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  • Rajnish MangaRajnish Manga (6/7/2017 2:25:00 AM)

    A great poem evoking nostalgia and longing for a forlorn mansion surrounded by refreshing natural scenery. Thanks please.(Report)Reply

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  • Bernard F. AsuncionBernard F. Asuncion (6/7/2017 12:36:00 AM)

    A lovely scene..... thanks for posting....(Report)Reply

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  • Dianne Crawford (2/24/2016 11:14:00 AM)

    yes Oh give me back my home! ! !(Report)Reply

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  • Susan WilliamsSusan Williams (2/2/2016 10:04:00 PM)

    Beautiful, isn't it? We all have our images of home, both earthly and eternal. I must say her home is very tantalizing(Report)Reply

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  • Pietro 6 (1/19/2016 8:39:00 PM)

    - - - - Very well written- - - -(Report)Reply

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  • Manonton Dalan (12/6/2015 5:25:00 AM)

    home is where loves room(Report)Reply

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  • Hasan KhanHasan Khan (8/19/2015 9:54:00 AM)

    really good poem anne brronte
    is it new?(Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, December 31, 2002